To no one’s surprise, Dr. Dre’s “Compton: The Soundtrack” put up gaudy first week sales numbers.
Expectations were high for the album, driven by Dre’s musical reputation, 16 years of anticipation, and star-studded features. It has not disappointed.
Despite its gaudy numbers, Compton clocked in at #2 on the charts, narrowly missing out on the top spot to country star Luke Bryan’s Kill the Lights, which garnered over 320,000 sales in its first week. The next best-selling rap album was Future’s DS2, which moved 15 thousand units in its fourth week on the charts.
Dre plans to donate his portion of the album’s royalties to build a new performing arts center in Compton.